Deer free garden herbs

by Reggie Springer
(VT)

We used to have deer and now don't since we planted herbs around and in the middle of the garden. I have Thyme, Oregano, Basil, Lemon balm, Sage, Parlsey and Garlic Chives. Knock on wood, no deeer in 3 yrs! Yet, my neighbor is being invaded by them and they are devouring her garden. she also has a problem with Woodchucks. We don't.

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May 14, 2015
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by: Brook Shaw

I am sure that this experience of making homemade deer repellent would certainly be of a new experience to most people in ways that noone would never even think off. Such things can only be known for real when you do it yourself. I love doing things like making homemade deer repellent and trying deer repellent recipes. It is fun and most of the deer repellent recipes work well, especially the ones with eggs and hot peppers.


Feb 23, 2015
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by: Dayne

I am glad to hear that there are herbs that can act as deer repellent and is capable of keeping deer away from the premises of your home. Could anyone tell me from where I can get these herbs? I would like to buy them. Herbs that keep deer away are a great idea for plantings around the house.


Aug 11, 2010
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by: Anonymous

After feeding the deer the first year I had my garden and being totally frustrated, I recognized that they left my lavender and bleeding hearts alone as well as the the thyme and oregano. They also don't seem to like zinnias. So I have a row of lavender on one side, an herb garden, lavender beside most of my roses, basil by my tomatoes, and marigolds sprinkled throughout. AND I added four heat/motion sprinklers (two Scarecrow sprinklers and two Havahart). On one side of the property, though, I don't have any lavender and since I hadn't been having any problems, hadn't been putting out the sprinklers. Well, the sprinklers are out nowafter the deer dined on my Agatha Christie, Jacob's Robe, and Flutterby roses and helped themselves to a generous feast of green beans leaves and pansies. The sprinklers are now out every night and I'll be adding the lavender this week.

Aug 10, 2010
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Rosemary
by: Anonymous

I have not seen any mention of Rosemary in this website. I have been told that not only will deer NOT eat Rosemary, they don't even like being around it. It that's true, I would think you should mention it and include it in one of your lists.

From the webmaster: Thanks. I will double check the list of plants for food and herb gardens and get it added if it is on the research lists.

Mar 24, 2009
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Herb Fence!
by: Artistic Endeavor

Thanks for a great idea. I noticed last year that they didn't seem to want my herbs as well as leaving the lavender. I was going to surround the garden with lavender but I'll do your herb idea too.

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Aug 19, 2008
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Thanks for sharing
by: Anonymous

This is a good strategy. Keep the plants they want in the middle and the repelling plants on the outside.

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